Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Show on Earth Trailer #1 (2017) “No One Ever Made a Difference by Being Like Everyone Else”

Hugh Jackman’s first film of his post-Wolverine career will be a routine to his roots: musicals.  An unknown song and dance man before becoming a household name thanks to his iconic portrayal of Wolverine in the X-Men films, Jackman will be headlining the big holiday musical of 2017.  With the songwriters of La La Land, will The Greatest Showman, starring Jackman as circus legend P.T. Barnum be able to duplicate that film’s success?  Jackman’s only Oscar nomination was for leading the cast of the big screen adaptation of Les Miserables, so this is familiar territory, the only question is can a first-time director deliver?  The first trailer looks very promising.  Co-starring Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya, The Greatest Showman will open Christmas Day.  Read more below from Coming Soon.

Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Greatest Showman is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land). Hugh Jackman produced The Greatest Showman alongside Laurence Mark and Chernin Entertainment. Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Jenny Bicks (Rio 2, Sex and the City) and Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Beauty and the Beast) wrote the screenplay.

The Greatest Showman

11 thoughts on “The Greatest Show on Earth Trailer #1 (2017) “No One Ever Made a Difference by Being Like Everyone Else””

  1. Wow! I’m excited! I love La La Land, I love that movie musicals are a thing again, and i hope and pray that we are seeing the birth of a slew of original screen musicals, not just adaptations from the stage.
    I hope that Jackman, and all his multitalented hollywood friends, will finally get a chance to show how far-ranging thier talents really are. It’s disingenuous, touting Mike Arendt as the co writer of TFA when he was fired and nothing he wrote was used, but luckily I like his other work. This should be fun!

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    1. I’ve watched La La Land more than any film from last year including Rogue One, and I can’t get the song from this trailer out of my head. We’re getting dangerously close to me liking musicals….NOT YET….but it’s perilously close. I love that Jackman is a song and dance guy that spent 20 years as the toughest of the tough and hopefully in his post X-men years he can show people how deep his talent runs. I CANNOT GET THIS TRAILER SONG OUT OF MY HEEEAAAD!

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